Playbill for Fratricide Punished or Hamlet Prince of Denmark, directed by William Poel and performed in August 1924 with Esme Percy as Hamlet. Fratricide Punished is explained as a Continental version of Hamlet contemporary to Shakespeare's tragedy...
Lawrence, William J. (William John), 1862-1940; Letters
Lawrence turns down Starker's request to shorten his article for the "Dublin" and complains about one of his other article's treatment at the hands of Sidney Glover, the editor of "Apollo." He looks forward to leaving London for the less expensive...
Mrs. Henry Siddons, daughter-in-law of Sarah Siddons, writes her daughter a family letter mentioning a package from India, Willie's birthday, Arthur's trip to India, and other matters. The letter contains notations by a second hand.
Thomas Moore writes from Sloperton Cottage, Devizes in Wiltshire to Sarah Siddons saying he hopes to see her at the Salisbury Music meeting. He expresses his regard for the "ballads" sent to him. The letter contains notations by a second hand. ...
Bank draft written by Edmund Kean for Coutts and Company requests ten pounds. "Coutt and Co" has been marked out on the draft. Draft is dated August 6th. Draft is torn and frayed. Draft contains a punched out hole and a watermark.
Jesus Christ Iconography; Mercers' Company (London, England); Stone carving
Pages appear to be torn from a book. The article discusses the archeological find of an early Renaissance figure of Christ in Mercers' Chapel in London and speculates about its historical significance.
L. Macdonald writes a poem from Edinburgh to Mrs. Sarah Siddons extolling her abilities, virtues, and charms. L. Macdonald may be Lawrence Macdonald, a Scottish sculptor. The letter is torn and held together by tape.
Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Poetry; Letters
J. P. Kemble writes an unnamed correspondent thanking him for his comments on Shakespeare and expresses his hope of calling on him when he passes "through York" on his way to visit the Earl of Aberdeen.
Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Lauder, Thomas Dick, Sir, 1784-1848; America; Wages; Travel; Letters; Embossing (Printing)
Charles Kean writes Sir Thomas from Horndean about his forthcoming trip to America and the prospect of bring in income. Sir Thomas probably refers to Sir Thomas Lauder. The letter contains an embossing.
Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Travel; Letters; Embossing (Printing)
C. Kean writes an unnamed correspondent saying that he is off to Paris and that he has enclosed an item that he found while destroying old papers and letters. C. Kean refers to Charles Kean. The letter contains an embossing. The letter contains...
Booth writes from Geneva to inform Miller, his manager, when he will arrive in London and asks him to take care of his personal articles and finding lodgings. The second and fourth pages of the letter are blank.